First time here, looking for comfort and sdvice.
I had a golf ball size tumor removed from my left cheek October 2006. I was told it was an uncommon tumor call Hemangiopericytoma. Having this in my cheek makes me only the second person in the United States and I feel like I hit a brick wall everywhere I go. I have been to three hospitals for second and third opinions and most want me to do radiation. My surgeon however, feels like this is overkill. I want so much to believe he was able to remove the whole tumor but my understanding is that my margins are not clear. As of now I am scheduled to start my 7 weeks of radiation on Jan 30th. I just want to know what to expect from the radiation. How bad will it be? I am 36 yrs old and a single mother of two. I really feel like maybe the radiation will be too much to handle and maybe I should just listen to my surgeon and do the MRI follow up every 6 months. Can anyone help me.....please? Is radiation that bad?